Looking for some stability? There’s no need to lose your teeth!

March 23, 2012

 

Are you having problems with loose dentures? I often encounter patients who are looking for an alternative to a set of slipping teeth, which are often the cause of much embarrassment.

All these people want is to get the look and function of a natural set of teeth and be able to chew foods again. If this sounds like you, then don’t worry, you’re not alone.

Dentures traditionally allow you to chew any food you like and should be fitted securely in the mouth, without them moving. As they are fully functional, it means you should be able to bite into a crunchy apple and eat it without any problems. If you’re struggling to do this, then this could be what is considered a loose denture.

As good as natural teeth?!

Loose dentures can be the bane of many people’s lives, especially when they aren’t secure and start shifting around in your mouth. If this sounds familiar, then there is something you can do about this.

At the Red Sky at The Fountain Health Clinic, we offer a variety of procedures which can help to stabilise your teeth. We know that dentures will always get looser over time and that they only give about 10% of the chewing ability of natural teeth. At some point, even with the world’s best dentures, you may start to have trouble with them.

In my time as a dentist, I’ve seen many patients who thought they would never be able to eat again after years of living on a liquid diet. But after coming to me, I’ve given them the power to eat absolutely anything they want. Thanks to advanced techniques and the use of implants, we can screw your dentures firmly into place – permanently. It really will feel like you’ve got your own teeth back!

How many implants you will need will depend on numerous factors, including how many teeth you have left and how good your jaw bone is for example.  If you have jaw joint pain for example, other issues might have to be taken into account when it comes to this procedure.

What does the procedure involve?

The dental implant procedure usually takes around an hour or two, depending on how many implants need to be placed. The procedure is often carried out with sedation so you won’t be aware of what’s going on. Even if you have no natural teeth left, it doesn’t mean you are stuck with dentures.

Many of my great denture success stories have been achieved in helping those who have none of their natural teeth left – so, even if you’ve been in dentures for years, you can be helped.

If you’re interested in getting your dental implants stabilised, give Red Sky a call on 01302 325 678 to arrange an appointment where we can discuss further.

I hope this helps you to understand a little more about dentures and how they can be stabilised should they start to feel loose or slip around. Here’s to your teeth!

Yours in dental and migraine health,

Pav


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